Quepos / Marina Pez Vela Fishing

Quepos is 100 miles from the capital of the country, San Jose, it has become a reference port for sport fishermen. The protection of the environment and sustainable development are taken very seriously to take advantage of its resources, which are many and varied. In fact, Quepos is the gateway to Manuel Antonio National Park.

Quepos is known for being one of the best places in the world to release a sailfish from the Pacific, making it one of the most visited Sport Fishing destinations in Costa Rica due to the renowned Marina Pez Vela. Fishing in Quepos good througout the year.

Quepos is likely the basis of sport fishing in Costa Rica, with a fleet of boats, captains, gear and shops to meet any sport fishing budget. The waters of Quepos are loaded with sailfish, marlin, tuna, grouper, snapper, giant marlin and more. The restaurants in the area will gladly cook what you fish. Celebrity tournaments are a common event in Quepos. Paparazzis are rare, so the place is a favorite for the tourist/celebrity.

The privileged geographical location of Quepos allows great results both if you fish near the coast or if you go further offshore. The first is a protected area from the north winds, with a pleasant climate. The tropical rains happen from May to December. The offshore reef area has good action from December to April.

The fishing season for sailfish is more extense, from mid-December to April, although there are some banks that go into the month of October.

Offshore yellowfin tuna is one of the main protagonists. It is fished all year, but especially from May to October. Its normal weight is around 5-8 kilos although there are extraordinary examples that even approach 90 kilos.

Nearby Fishing Spots: Puntarenas, Quepos, Herradura, Los Suenos, Jaco, Hermosa, Manuel Antonio.

Target Species: Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, Mackerel, Mahi mahi (Dorado), Marlin, Rainbow Runner, Roosterfish, Sailfish, Snapper, Tuna, Wahoo.